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By L.M. Brekhovskikh, Yu.P. Lysanov

This publication presents an up to date advent to the speculation of sound propagation within the ocean. The textual content treats either ray and wave propagation and can pay substantial recognition to stochastic difficulties similar to the scattering of sound at tough surfaces and random inhomogeneities. An introductory bankruptcy that discusses the elemental experimental info enhances the next theoretical chapters. New fabric has been extra all through for this 3rd variation and the record of references has been mentioned to this point and the most recent experimental information were incorporated.

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Extreme and rare cases are ignored for the spectral distributions of music and speech displayed. It can be seen, however, that both areas are well above threshold in quiet, which is explained in more detail in Sect. 1. Another high level border, very important in everyday life, is given in Fig. 1 as a thin dotted line – the limit of damage risk. This limit reaches quite high sound pressure levels at very low frequencies, but decreases towards levels near 90 dB in the range between 1 and 5 kHz. e.

The evoking tone burst (b) is presented at a sensation level of 20 dB. The 48 3 Information Processing in the Auditory System time functions of the evoked emissions are outlined in Fig. 24d, using a time scale pointing upwards. The horizontal position of each time function corresponds to that instant within the period of the low-frequency masker at which the evoking tone burst is presented. The time functions of the emissions evidently depend on the time of presentation of the evoking burst within the period of the suppressor.

At this age, threshold may be increased by 15 dB at 5 kHz, whereas for frequencies below 2 kHz, threshold in quiet remains almost as sensitive as for persons aged 20 years. It has to be realized, however, that this holds only for subjects who are not exposed to high noise levels during their everyday life. At the age of 40 years, the threshold shift is about half as much as that for 60 years. 3 Information Processing in the Auditory System In this chapter, the preprocessing of sound in the peripheral system and information processing in the neural system are addressed.

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